Monday, December 11, 2023

UNCW cancels controlled burn due to weather

WILMINGTON — UNCW had scheduled a controlled burn in a longleaf pine forest on campus for Tuesday, Jan. 4. Because of weather conditions, the burn has been cancelled.

The burn would have affected 67 acres, bordered by Carleton Place, Clear Run Creek, Rose Avenue and UNCW forest areas.

“The controlled burn decreases the chances of a more intense and hazardous wildfire by destroying the fuel load of the accumulated layer of leaf litter and improves the health of the longleaf pine forest, which is a fire-dependent ecosystem,” according to a press release.   

Read more about the planned burn here.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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